Seeking God Day 4
I am a worship leader and have been for most of my life. I started singing in churches when I was 6 years old and God has given me the incredible honor of leading His church in worship ever since. It is one of the most joyful and reverent experiences of my life. When I am standing in front of His people and leading them to the throne room of God to sit at His feet and worship, I am filled with the knowledge that God created me to do exactly that. It is when I am most whole and most joyful.
It is also when I can feel the most pain. It is when my heart is the most vulnerable. Worship allows me to shed all of my masks and stand before God just as I am and receive His glory, His love, His forgiveness, His presence, Him.
Yesterday I woke up singing the song, Ever Be.
Your love is devoted like a ring of solid gold
Like a vow that is tested like a covenant of old
Your love is enduring through the winter rain
And beyond the horizon with mercy for today
Faithful You have been and faithful you will be
You pledge yourself to me and it’s why I sing
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips, your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips
You Father the orphan
Your kindness makes us whole
And you shoulder our weakness
And your strength becomes our own
Now you’re making me like you
Clothing me in white
Bringing beauty from ashes
For You will have Your bride
Free of all her guilt and rid of all her shame
And known by her true name and it’s why I sing
Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips
Many people have criticized praise music over the years as too repetitive, however, one of the things I love about this song is the repetitive phrase, “Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips.”
Yesterday it repeated over and over again in my mind. Forcing me to think about praising, to think about gratitude, to reflect on my God, my Savior and His love for me.
Today, my friend, as you seek God, praise Him. Thank Him. Stop asking of Him and simply soak in His presence like you are sponge. Breathe Him in and let His love fill your lungs. And then exhale your praises loudly and repeatedly. Raise your hands if you dare and allow your tears, don’t hold them back if they come. Let your praise ever be on your lips today and watch how God uses those praises to connect with you, to give you clearer vision and a more peaceful spirit.
Psalm 64:3-5 “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
If you are looking for a praise song today, use the links embedded in this post for two of my favorites.
Blessings today my friends.